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  • Stride, C.B. 'Around the World in Eight Football Statues'. Festival of Football Ideas, Bristol, 5 June, 2014.
  • Stride, C.B., Thomas, F.E. and Chamorro, A. 'Commemorating Tragic Heroes: Statuary of Footballers Who Died Mid-Career'. Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football's Artistry, Identity & Politics Conference, HOFSTRA University, New York, April 2014. Download Abstract.
  • Thomas, F.E. and Stride, C.B. 'A Story of English Football in Seven Statues'. Football 150 Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester, September 2013. Download Abstract. Download Slides.
  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'Standing out from the crowd: imaging supporters through sculpture'. NASSH Annual Conference 2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 24-27 May, 2013. Download Abstract. Download Slides.
  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'Tension in the union of art and baseball: competition for ownership of the baseball statuary and its influence upon location and design'. NINE Spring Training Conference on Baseball Research, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2013. Download Abstract.Download Slides.
  • Thomas, F.E. and Stride, C.B. 'The Thierry Henry statue: a hollow icon'.Fields Of Vision - an International Conference of the Arts in Sport. Leeds, November 2012. Download Abstract.Download Slides.
  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'Honouring heroes by branding in bronze'. British Society for Sports History: Sport and Leisure History Seminar Series. Bloomsbury Room (Room 35), Senate House, University College, London., 22nd October 2012, 5.15pm. Download Abstract. Listen to podcast.
  • Thomas, F.E. 'Football statues: honouring heroes by branding in bronze'. Design History Society Annual Conference: The Material Culture of Sport. Brighton, 14th September 2012. Download Abstract.
  • Stride, C.B. '"You don't build statues to fleeting love affairs": preserving and mythologizing the UK’s sporting heroes'. Design History Society Annual Conference: The Material Culture of Sport. Brighton, 14th September 2012. Download Abstract.
  • Stride, C.B. 'Honouring heroes by branding in bronze'. 'Pay and Play' Conference III: Perspectives on the Sport, Leisure and Creative Industries in the 20th Century. Aberystwyth University, 4th September 2012.
  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'The seven statues of Jackie Robinson'. NASSH Annual Conference 2012. San Francisco, 1st-4th June 2012. Download Abstract. Download Slides.
  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'Sporting Statues in the City: Honouring Heroes or Civic Branding?'. Sports and the City: Competition, Cultures, Identities and Urban Life since 1880. University of Westminster, 25th April 2012. Download Abstract.
  • Stride, C.B. and Thomas, F.E. 'How to get from pitch to plinth: the statistics of stadium statues'. Invited talk to Leeds Cafe Scientifique, Leeds, 1st May 2012. Download Abstract.
  • Stride, C.B. 'Modelling Stadium Statue Subject Choice in US Baseball and English Football'. Invited talk to Leeds/Bradford Royal Statistical Society Local Group (GetStats Event), Thoresby Room, Leeds City Museum, Leeds, 24th April 2012.
  • Thomas, F. E. and Stride C. B. 'How to Get From Pitch To Plinth: Modelling Statue Subject Choice In US Baseball And English Soccer'. NESSIS 2011. Harvard, 26th September 2011*. Download Poster.
  • Stride, C. B., Wilson, J. and Thomas, F. E. 'From pitch to plinth; a study of the UK’s football statues'. British Society of Sports History Annual Conference. London, 2nd September 2011. Download Slides.
  • Stride, C. B., Wilson, J. and Thomas, F. E. 'From pitch to plinth; a study of the UK’s football statues'. Theorising the Popular. Liverpool, 26th July 2011.
* Winner of NESSIS 2011 Poster Prize.